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More 25/05/2021
Agreement signed to cover villages and population  centers with telecommunications and internet services via satellite

Agreement signed to cover villages and population centers with telecommunications and internet services via satellite

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and Oman Broadband Company (OBC) signed an agreement at TRA head office in Airport Heights to provide telecommunications and internet services to a number of villages and population centers by satellite in various governorates of the Sultanate with the presence of HE Azza bint Suleiman Al-Ismailia, Minister of Technology and Communications. The agreement was signed by HE Eng. Omar bin Hamdan Al-Ismaili,
More 16/08/2020
TRA signs Memorandum of Cooperation with Competition Protection and Monopoly Prevention Center

TRA signs Memorandum of Cooperation with Competition Protection and Monopoly Prevention Center

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) signed yesterday a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Competition Protection and Monopoly Prevention Center (CMC) to boost joint cooperation between them and to exchange data and resources in the telecommunications sector. The Memo was signed on behalf of TRA by HE Dr. Hamed bin Salim AL-Rawahy, TRA Executive President and from CMC side by
More 23/01/2020
Telecom sector partners are cooperating to ensure the availability of mobile services when the road is open for traffic

Telecom sector partners are cooperating to ensure the availability of mobile services when the road is open for traffic

 90 per cent of the Sharqiyah Expressway will be covered by basic mobile (voice) services
20 additional mobile communication stations to provide high-speed Internet services along the road
 As part of its ongoing efforts  to ensure the provision of telecom services in infrastructural projects across the Sultanate,  Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)
More 09/01/2020
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority ( TRA) launches an awareness campaign on postal services sector

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority ( TRA) launches an awareness campaign on postal services sector

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority ( TRA) launches an awareness campaign on postal services sector under the theme "know_your Rights " .  The campaign is set to educate beneficiaries about the types of postal services available in the Sultanate and the companies licensed by the TRA to provide them. Beneficiaries will also learn how to access postal services and know about their rights and obligations in this sector.
 
More 13/09/2020
Training workshop on the Internet of Things (IoT)

Training workshop on the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), in cooperation with Cavli Wireless yesterday organized a training workshop on IoT that was attended by trainees from fifteen different entities from both the public and private sectors.
More 06/02/2020
Notice issued by TRA-Oman on the Measures taken by the Sultanate of Oman to Guarantee the Provision of Telecommunication Services, Limit the Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and mitigate its Effects

Notice issued by TRA-Oman on the Measures taken by the Sultanate of Oman to Guarantee the Provision of Telecommunication Services, Limit the Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and mitigate its Effects

In line with the efforts taken by the Sultanate to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the following important measures were taken to ensure the continuity of the telecom services and avoid network congestion due to increased demand:
  • a. To coordinate with the licensees to ensure the business continuity for the provision of telecommunications services and maintain its quality during the current circumstances and apply succession planning if required.
  • b. To provide free distance learning facility in cooperation with the Ministry of Education to all educational institutions with websites ending with (edu.om) in order to spare parents and students from any extra financial burdens.
  • c. To urge the licensed telecom operators to review the prices of their packages and to introduce incentive offers to enable nationals and residents to achieve the maximum possible benefits from the telecommunications services during this emergency case.
  • d. To ensure an easy access to networks from multiple points through several access points from different areas.
  • e. To allow the licensees to provide telecommunications services by activating the wireless broadband service through WFBB-LTE-FDD using the 4G frequencies that were temporarily licensed for the mobile telecommunications services.
  • f. To instruct the licensees to take all the preventative measures within the environment of business companies to curb the spread of the Coronavirus and protect their employees against infection.
  • g. To allow the use of certain VoIP applications such as Skype for Business, Google Meet, Zoom and WebEX.
  • h. To encourage the licensees to operate the National Roaming Facility whenever necessary.
  • i. To offer an opportunity for the licensees to use additional frequency bands without obtaining radio license during this period if necessary and allow them to use the planned frequencies required for delivering services or connect the base stations.
  • j. Offer to the licensed companies to assign them additional spectrum, especially in the C-band, to improve the quality of service and mitigate the pressure on the telecommunication networks if they wish.
  • k. To Guide Telecom companies to find mechanisms and means to ensure the continuity of service and avoid termination of service to any services or small businesses in case of inability to pay due to COVID-19 disruption and communicate alternatives and available payment mechanisms.
  • l. To forbear the approval requirements for such offers for the existing customers of licensees during this emergency period.
More 08/04/2020
The RIPE NCC and TRA Oman  host capacity-building workshop in Muscat, Oman The workshop was part of the country’s capacity development

The RIPE NCC and TRA Oman host capacity-building workshop in Muscat, Oman The workshop was part of the country’s capacity development

March 08, 2020 - The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) and the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) in Oman recently joined forces to host a three-day training workshop as part of their collaboration on capacity development.
Held in Oman’s capital city from March 2-4, 2020, the event was organised to build the capacities of local stakeholders and assist them in the development of the Internet in the country. Local Internet Registries (LIRs), the RIPE Database, and the fundamentals of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) were the three main training courses.
More 02/03/2020
Ericsson hosts Oman Telecom Regulatory Authority delegation to showcase Ericsson's 5G Vital Role

Ericsson hosts Oman Telecom Regulatory Authority delegation to showcase Ericsson's 5G Vital Role

As part of the collaborations between Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and the Oman Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA), Ericsson hosted a TRA delegation at its headquarters in Sweden to highlight global best practices and outline how 5G will foster new business and market opportunities in Oman.
More 03/06/2020



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